Ceren Sezer is invited to present her doctoral work during the seminar ‘Visible & Invisible Space’ in Migrinter – the oldest research institute in Europe on migration –  in the University of Poitiers, France. The seminar is supported by INTERIM Marie Curie Initial Training Network and organised by Dr. Maria Grazia Montella. In her presentation, Sezer presented her co-authored paper entitled ‘Cultural visibility and urban justice in immigrant neighbourhoods Amsterdam‘. The paper will be published in Built Environment special issue on Public Spaces and Urban Justice in June 2017.


Ceren Sezer, Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado

This study investigates transformation processes in the streets of immigrant neighbourhoods in Amsterdam. It approaches the issue through the visibility of immigrant amenities – such as shops, restaurants, places of worship – with distinctive cultural signs and practices, that are recognizable in public spaces. The study analyses cultural visibility on two streets with a concentration of immigrant amenities, in 2007 and 2016. It approaches cultural visibility from two aspects: the physical setting and the people’s activities in these streets. The findings reveal that the different architectural types and location of the neighbourhoods, and their different processes of urban renewal, have produced different outcomes in terms of cultural visibility.

More information about seminar is available in (in French):

Les vidéos du séminaire « Visible & Invisible Space »


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